October's Lallu

bits of my life

Blind date with a Book!

A while ago, I was searching for some book-related Instagram accounts based on my country (Qatar!). I came across Blind Date with a BookWhoa! Now, that's such a cool idea I thought. I directly contacted with the owner of the account & I ordered two books! If you're going on a blind d…

A Thousand Splendid Suns

Yesterday, I finished reading this masterpiece. Of-course I'm talking about A Thousand Splendid Suns. It's so beautiful & heart-touching. Last month, my friend gave me this book & I can't thank her enough for giving me the opportunity to feel the different emotions this book ha…

Free beautiful printables

Personally, I'm a big fan of pretty things and I spend hours on Pinterest scrolling through and pinning everything I love. Today I thought  I'll share some free beautiful printables I found through Pinterest. Let's get started:

Kraft Paper Gift Card Envelope by Delia Creates.

Cat Bookmar…

Blog Templates that are on SALE!

Hello, lovelies! I'm so sorry for not being active for a while.. Projects & midterms are painful! Anyways, if you read my previous blog post which I hope that you did! I mentioned some tips to keep in mind before buying a blog template & well as Black Friday is pretty soon... there are …

Buying a Blog template? Here's some tips

Are you planning on buying a new blog template? Yes? Well, then you've reached the right page. No, I'm not selling any templates. I'll list some tips for you: 
Know your budget. Buy a template that will fit your budget, don't buy too expensive one. Ask yourself, if the template is w…

A list of beautiful Google Fonts + How to add them on your Blog

Google Fonts. Trust me, I used to hate it! Well, because I thought all the fonts are the same and it's... useless BUT I was 100% wrong! Google Fonts is the home of BEST fonts out there!
A L I S T O F B E A U T I F U L G O O G L E F O N T S: 
LoraCrimson TextScheherazde (English & Arabic)Incon…

The Lost Rose

Every once a while I go to the library. (by "every once a while" I mean 2-4 times a week) and start hunting for a book. So, a while ago I came across a book called 'The Lost Rose' such a beautiful name I thought. Then, I read the plot & the writer is from my country! (which s…

Exam

EXAM is the most terrifying word in the entire universe for students. We go through lots of different mostly stressing phases.. I decided to kinda document my mood through words here (on my blog) and share it with you guys. So, grab yourself a cup of tea/coffee. Tea is better!
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Stationery from a vending machine?!

You can't use up C R E A T I V I T Y. The more you use, the more you have. - Maya Angelou
 Hey, guys! I'm so sorry for being inactive for the past few days, I had exams (actually, I still have) but anyways, last week I came across something really COOL & CREATIVE! During every semester…

Birthday girl has a surprise!

First things first, thank YOU so much to everyone who wished me a happy birthday so far... YOU GUYS ARE THE BEST! Also, I would love to note something: I made some changes on my blog, which is why my following list disappeared, so I tried my best to follow you guys again (if I missed anyone, pleas…

Hello, October

I have exciting news! I've purchased my very first blog template! Yay! I'M SO HAPPY & excited (plus, I'm planning things for my blog so stay tuned) Also, I would love to wish you all a very happy October! Are you excited for this month? What are your plans/goals?

With love, K

I'm a sunflower, a little funny // Lyrics

Rose goes in glass vases  Perfect body, perfect faces  They all belong in magazines  Those girls the boys are chasing  Winning all the games they're playing  They're always in a different league  Stretching toward the sky like I don't care Wishing you could see me standing there.. But,…

Best Educational YouTube channel

Hey, you guys! I know that I've been terribly inactive here & I'm extremely sorry for that! I recently bought a day planner, which will hopefully help me in organising my day.. 

Anyways, it has come to my attention that most of my readers are students (schools/university) and trust me I…

Charles Bravo

This year I read one of the most interesting books ever... The Mysterious Death of Charles Bravo. No, this is not a book review post. I'm just going to write about Charles and the three suspects. According to the book I read, Charles wasn't a great man nor a great husband. He was poisoned …

The Awesome Blogger Award

It's one of those get to know me days. I've been nominated for the awesome blogger award by the lovely Ann (thank you so much!) so, let's get started:


Q: Do you wear makeup? Yes, I do.  Q: Horrors or comedies? Well, it depends, but I'll go with horror.  Q: Have you ever been abroad? I…

Ways to Stay Creative

"Creativity is the way I share my soul with the world." - Brene Brown 

Browse the Internet. Explore the nature. Re-Create something you liked (makeup/hairstyle/food/etc...)Read a book. Watch a movie. Think differently. Try to learn something new. Write. Listen to music. Read blog posts ;)…

My Skincare Routine

I'm not a professional nor a beauty expert + we all have different skin problems that require different solutions & not everything works for everyone. Also note: this blog post is not sponsored. Also, all the products are hyperlinked. I use SebaMed Liquid Face & Body Wash twice a day (m…

The Sunshine Blogger Award

Hello, lovelies! How are you doing these days? It's one of those get to know me days. Yay! A BIG thanks to Izzy for nominating me for the sunshine blogger award. *please read Izzy's full post here. // So, Izzy asked me: What is one thing you take with you everywhere? My phone. What do you do …

Fun Facts // Blog Edition

Hey, YOU! Today, I thought I'd share some fun facts butttt blog edition! So, let's get started:
This is my second blog. My first blog is A Perfect Mix of Everything. I mostly depend on Stock Photos. I use Preview to plan my Instagram feed. I started blogging when I was a high school student…

Fonts

Hey, beautiful! How are you doing today? Today, I thought I'd share some free & beautiful fonts with you. So, enjoy ;)




THE FONTS:  Hello Beauty // Shella Clean // Luna  Badriyah // Countryside // Just Signature
*Please read everything about the font before downloading.


Love,  Khadija

Easy to Make Healthy Snack

So, you're studying/working on a blog post & you're tummy goes "hmm, excuse me" & you fill it with unhealthy snacks (btw, same 'most of the time') but, recently I learnt about a healthy snack that's yummy to the tummy! I've tried it & I'm in love &…

My favorite apps // games edition

I'm a BIG fan of games! Who's in that category too? (raise your hands, please) - My phone is almost full of different sorts of games.. I spent hours at the university playing games (no shame)! So, today I thought I'd share my gaming apps with all of you! They are all free and fun to pla…

One Year of Blogging

Happy one year, October's Lallu. YAS! I made it that far *BIG smile* It's been a roller coaster of feelings & experiences. Thank YOU for being a part of this journey (you're amazing).  It all started with that one post... It's never too late to start over <3 (ps I created th…

The Self-Love Tag

Hello, hello! I hope that you're having a wonderful day & yes there a couple of changes here (what do you think? liked it?) anyway, the very beautiful Ann nominated me for the Self-Love Tag // thank YOU so much, Ann! You're the best! <3  * please read Ann's post here. So shall we…

Pin It with Style

 Hey, you guys! How are you today? I hope that you're having a lovely day. So, today I have some cool & free freebies for YOU!

JULY FREEBIES // INSTAGRAM HIGHLIGHTS

Happy July, you guys! Mark your calendars because this month, this space is turning one year old, yay! Anyways, I'm sorry once again for not sharing any freebies on June. (side note: there are other Instagram highlights on my Instagram in the Freebies section, if you're interested you can …

THINGS I'VE BEEN IN LOVE WITH.. LATELY

Hey, guys. Today, I'll be writing about things I've been in love with lately... Just some movies, series, quotes & people. So, let's get started:

SALT

"You are what you eat" // A while ago, I attended a salt awareness day at my university. I had a lovely time & I learnt so many things. I thought today I'll share some high-salted foods & a good alternative for each one of them. 

THE LIEBSTER AWARD // 4th TIME

Hi, darlings! A while ago, Ann (the wonderful girl behind #LoveEnglish blog) nominated all her readers to do the Liebster Award. How nice, right? So, here am I doing mine. 
* please read Ann's answers here.

CREATE YOUR OWN BLOG

Hey, guys! Today, I thought I'd share how you can create your blog with a few simple steps. Creating a blog is not as hard as some of you might think. I hope that you guys enjoy reading & following these steps. What we are waiting for? Let's get started:

SOME CHANGES

Hello, lovelies!  As you've noticed, I've made some changes on my blog. This template is inspired by Jordan Clark's template. Jordan is an inspiration for me. I kept you guys in my mind while designing this template, but if you face any trouble while on the blog, please let me know. I h…

How to add "Pin It" button on your Blog // Blogspot users Only

Hello, sunshine 😎 Yes, I'm 'finally' back! My final exams are done 🙌 So, anyways, today I'll share a step-to-step tutorial about how to add "Pin It" button on your Blog (it's super easy, trust me)

Why to add "Pin It" button, it's so unnecessary. 

No, my friend. Imagine this, a reader came to your blog. Liked a blog post & wanted to share it on Pinterest, BUT... there's no "Pin It" button. Plus, I don't think someone will save the picture, then go to Pinterest and come back to your blog to get the link. (if you do this, you're a rare human-being & I'm ready to protect you no matter what).

Let's start! 

Hashtags to use as a Blogger on Instagram

Your pictures aren't getting enough likes on Instagram? You're not contacting with other bloggers on Instagram? Well, one of the causes could be: you're not using hashtags.
Personally, I prefer hashtags on my comment section (for those who are wondering: yes, using hashtags on the capt…

That Feeling...

That feeling when you make yourself proud. 
That feeling when you make yourself a meal. 
That feeling when you finish reading a book.
That feeling when you remember something funny. 
That feeling when your family supports you. 
That feeling when your friends remember your Birthday. 
That feeling when you…

I, Preview.

If you saw something beautiful, you're most likely to Instagram it... right? (come on, don't deny it) and sometimes you want to have a Instagram theme, but you have no idea how. Don't worry anymore... Preview is here to rescue.
What is Preview?
Well, it's an app for planning your Instagram feed.
How much it will cost me? 
It's free! (but, there are some features that aren't free)
Is it hard to use?
Nope!
I don't believe it's easy. 
Well, then see these tutorials and judge it by yourself.


Stay Creative

A while ago, I watched Jordan Clark's video about creativity and I honestly fell in love with every single world she said... Let me ask you two questions:
1- Do you remember when you were a kid and you wanted nothing more than drawing on the walls?
2- What was the last time you drew something?…